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Re: [sensors] granularity of Permission name for concrete/ fusion sensors

From: Tobie Langel via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:50:50 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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> If we want to make high-level sensors no-permission, let's first 
define the extent of no-permission readout (i.e. precision, etc).

We don't. We might do so for very specific cases, such as light-level 
(where the reading is an enum with 3 values), UserProximity (where the
 reading is a boolean), but otherwise, no.

> As for the fusion - ability to read from a number of sensors 
simultaneously, it's catchy to think how to define those, i.e. to 
avoid permissions such as "all" (grant all by default). I agree it 
would be nice from a usability point of view to stack permissions 
under a different name (e.g. "motion sensors"), although it doesn't 
mean that other sensors can't contribute data suggesting user's motion
 patterns ;)

We've decided to go with find-grained denomination for permission 
names, and let UA combine those as they wish to show more 
user-friendly messages.
> Perhaps let's think of a (perhaps separate?) note with informative 
suggestions and guidance, i.e. also related to transparency. Like 
perhaps Note on Sensors Accountability, or Privacy even, or so? […]

This is something you should take to the list.

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